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Relaxing Lake View Home In The San Diego Mountains (Cuyamaca/Julian)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Beautiful, fully stocked home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca near the historic gold mining town of Julian.The house features two queen beds and 4 twin beds. A large kitchen and dining area is ideal for cooking and gathering together with direct access to the redwood deck which stretches the front length of the house, great for enjoying the unobstructed views. Both the master bedroom and the loft have views of the lake. A fireplace can be found in the family room, along with an HDTV, DVD player, and surround-sound audio system with iPod dock. While we do have off-the-air HDTV, we do not have cable/dish or internet service. But you hardly need it, because in the basement you will find the game room, where everyone wants to spend their time shooting pool, playing air hockey, foosball, a vintage Super Nintendo gaming system, or many of the table games. Younger kids will love setting up giant Brio train sets or using their imagination as they build fantasy worlds with the buckets of toys available to them.

A washer and dryer are also located in the basement.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all standard utensils and appliances. Linens are also provided for your use.

We have central air and heating, but all times of the year offer something unique. Fall and winter are the most popular for the local San Diegans to visit the mountains due to the fall colors and 'Apple Days' in Julian, and the snow and cold weather that can come with winter. Spring can be beautiful as the hills turn deeply green and flowers are in abundance, and summer offers warm evenings that are easily spent on the deck marveling at all the stars which you just can't see from urban areas.

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Lori Hansen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Lori Hansen

Hello! We are Lori and Jeremy Hansen. We live about an hour away from this property with our three children who range in age from 9 through 16. When we're not busy taxi'ing our children to their various sporting events, we enjoy visiting the cabin for some peace and quiet and to just 'unplug' if only for a couple of days.

This property has been in Jeremy's family for more than 40 years. It's been witness to several generations of Hansen kids' visits, engagements, honeymoons. It is a very special place to all of us.

We started renting it as a weekend vacation destination in the mid-90s but lost the original structure in the Cedar Fire of 2003 that ravaged Southern California and much of the Cuyamaca hillside.

By 2007, construction of the new and improved cabin was complete. We took some more time to furnish and decorate it just right (we're in a constant state of decorating!) and, once we felt it was ready to share, we resumed renting it. We're excited to expand onto HomeAway and share our property with you!

Why Lori Hansen chose Julian

Located above Lake Cuyamaca, the property offers a breath-taking view of the lake and Fletcher Island. The lake is within walking distance (for those who don't mind the uphill walk on the return trip), where you can rent a row boat, motor boat, pedal boat; go fishing; enjoy lunch or dinner at the lake's restaurant; picnic; not to mention take one of the myriad of hiking trails and enjoy nature!

Nearby are the Laguna Mountains where, in late winter, snow is often blanketing the ground and providing you with opportunities to sled and build snowmen. The cabin sits at an elevation of 4,600ft which is often high enough for snow, as well. We have an excellent driveway for sledding, and even have sleds and snow toys available for your use!

Also nearby is the historic gold mining town of Julian where you will find more restaurants, apple pie, shopping, apple pie, local winery tasting rooms, apple pie, gold mine tours, and did I mention Julian's famous apple pies?!


Julian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No trash service; please take your trash with you for disposal when you leave ($10 per bag charge if left behind)
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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Relaxing Lake View Home In The San Diego Mountains (Cuyamaca/Julian)
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

So very much coming back. Excellent, well loved, well maintained house. Great for family togetherness. Views are very beautiful. Star gazing each night truly peaceful. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place, Amazing Views and Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We ended up booking this place at the last minute. Lori and Jeremy already had plans to do some upgrades around the place but still let us reserve it and stay for the weekend. The house was very clean, very welcoming and located right next to the lake. The game room in the basement was spacious and came in handy for my four year old son and ten year old nephew. The views from the loft are amazing to wake up to. Lori and Jeremy are excellent hosts and very accommodating and anyone that stays here is in for a treat. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Love the view, clean cabin, fully equiped !Love the game room. Peaceful surroundings!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice as always

  • 5 of 5

We have come to this cabin several times and it is great every time.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Fun place for a family get together.

  • 4 of 5

The game room was a real hit with the children

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fun place for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home! The game room is so much fun, and we love playing music throughout the entire house. The views are endless!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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